Earthquake affected areas of Maria Madre island. Buildings falling during the earthquake. Smoke and dust arise from fallen buildings. People outside a building. A broken statue of Christ is collected by some people.
Players of Latin America win U.S. National Singles Championship of tennis in Forest Hills, New York.
Rafael Herrera Osuna of Mexico plays tennis match with his opponent, Frank Froehling. Rafael Herrera Osuna wins the U.S. National Men's Singles Championship. Spectators watch the match. Maria Ester Audion Bueno, of Brazil, receives standing ovation of audience. Maria Bueno plays and wins the U.S. National Women's Singles Championship from Margaret Court. Rafael Osuna and Maria Bueno hold trophies and smile.
Pedestrians walking in streets of Mexico. Point of view shots from hand held camera, walking, with views of men and women walking through an arched corridor. Shoe shine boys work on shoes of patrons seated along the corridor. Views of the Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución, the Palacio National (National Palace of Mexico), and the Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María (Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral) across the plaza. 1960's and 1970's car traffic on road and pedestrians crossing road. Streets signs near traffic signal is shown. Sign for street "20 de Noviembre" is seen. Cars waiting at traffic signal. View of a guard holding a sign for the International Woman's Year conference. View of another guard standing near a bus stop opposite a large building marked 'Conference Mundial Internacional De La." (...Mujer). Below it is a sign advertising Mexican National Savings Bonds, "Bonos del Ahorra Nacional".
Film opens showing armed conflict in Laos and South America. Soldiers firing rifles in jungle areas. Armed men running across a field and in a town in Cyprus. Heavy armor engaged in conflict and buildings burning in undisclosed location. Riots in Congo. Armed Republic of South Vietnam soldiers (ARVN) moving through jungle. A Viet Cong shot as ARVN troops attack a hut. People fleeing in streets of Cuba as government soldiers engage armed revolutionaries. A civilian woman suffering a seizure as Red Cross workers attempt to carry her. Dead tank crew soldiers atop their tank. Medical corps persons moving wounded on a stretcher. Various views of ARVN with captured Viet Cong in Vietnam. Slate identifies the film as U.S. Army Training Film TF 27 - 3616, entitled "Geneva Conventions and Counterinsurgency." View of the Palace of Nations building in Geneva Switzerland. Scene shifts to inside, in 1949, where delegates of 59 nations are gathered to develop rules to protect prisoners of war, wounded prisoners, noncombatants and others caught up such internal conflicts. View from ground of German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 trimotor transport planes. Closeup of them leaving a plane and descending in parachutes. Japanese soldiers surrendering to Americans on a Pacific Island in World War 2. Several scenes of massacre victims lying on the ground. Survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. A U.S. Army medical corpsmen help one to a stretcher. Executed prisoners of war. Courtroom of the Nuremberg trials. Seen in the front row of Nazi leaders are: Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, and Julius Streicher. Seated behind them are: Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Franz von Papen, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Albert Speer, and Konstantin von Neurath. Scene shifts to the postwar trial of Japanese Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma, in the Philippines. Prisoners in unidentified conflict being herded into an open truck. Views of the document constituting the 3rd Geneva Convention of 1949, addressing treatment of prisoners and of parts directed to "conflicts not of an international character." Views of a civilian driver wounded and passengers killed in in his car. Surrendered Vietcong with their weapons stacked. Wounded combatants being carried on stretchers. American survivors of a Japanese prison camp receiving a good meal after being rescued. A ditch filled with victims of massacre. Hostages being taken in an internal conflict. Prisoners being beaten and humiliated in public. Death sentences being rendered without due process.
Bombardment of Tinian, Saipan and Guam in the Mariana Islands by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Sailors on the destroyer USS Braine, DD-630, as viewed from the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, following transfer of several wounded from the destroyer to the battleship, during World War 2. A U.S. Northampton Class heavy cruiser bombarding Japanese positions in Mariana Islands. Smoke rising from shell strikes. Officer aboard the USS New Mexico observing action through binoculars. A sailor scanning horizon with binoculars. Triple gun turrets of the New Mexico trained to port. She being firing guns singly. Signal flags being raised above the New Mexico. Officers scanning horizon with binoculars. A couple of crew members taking a snooze break on deck. Various views of smoke rising in distance, from naval shelling. Two U.S. Navy observation float planes fly overhead. A formation of nine U.S. carrier-based aircraft fly toward the island. More views of explosions ashore. Two light cruisers firing close to shore.
Television discussion about United States- Latin American relations in United States. Frank Carlucci answers the questions of people regarding this topic. Maria C Siccardi presents the show. A question from Mexico City regarding the United States support to cause of revolutionaries. Frank gives the answer. A caller from Mexico again asks a question. Frank responds.